Infiniti has a 2012 G37x sedan ($46k plus) and Lexus a 2013 GS350 ($61k plus) that both intrigue me.  I like their looks and rumor has it that they drive nicely and are well-built.  They come in all wheel drive.  Perhaps not Corvette sexy, but sporty and classy.  I can’t wait to drive them when I visit a bigger city!  Today might be that day…..

Toyota’s Highlander may be the best utilitarian option for me, if it’s big enough.  It gets the best reviews, from what I’ve read, for mid-size SUV’s.  $40-45k in 4WD Limited version.  $50k for loaded up hybrid version.